Arts & the Studio at Sage Hill

Arts Curriculum

Our comprehensive arts program celebrates the natural artist in each of our students.

Ninth Grade Experience
All ninth grade students take an Arts Survey course that serves as a gateway to discovery, exposing freshmen to theater, dance, ceramics, choral music, instrumental music, and visual art.

Throughout their four years at Sage Hill, students may choose from a broad selection of arts courses and co-curricular activities to further develop their artistic abilities. Students are given many opportunities to exhibit, perform, and share their creativity with the community.

Visual Arts
Our visual arts curriculum includes courses in fine and digital arts, from introductory courses to AP Studio Art, as well as numerous opportunities to display student work.

Performing Arts
The performing arts curriculum focuses on both theory and practice, and includes courses in dance, theater, choir, instrumental performance, and AP Music Theory. Membership in the Dance Ensemble and Sage Hill Singers is by audition only and includes winter and spring performances.

All students may also participate in any of three co-curricular theater performances each year: a musical, a play, and our spring One Acts Festival.

In addition to scheduled performances, students regularly perform at school events such as the Multicultural Fair, Town Meetings and Spring Celebration.

The Black Box Theater
Our 30,000 square foot Studio at Sage Hill offers dedicated space for fine and performing arts, including our acoustically advanced Black Box theater.

The Studio also serves as a venue for community arts exhibitions and performances, workshops, lectures and exhibitions, as well as master classes that enhance and enrich the Sage Hill arts curriculum.

Professional Artists and Performers Teach and Share Their Experiences
In addition to student performances and exhibitions, the Studio welcomes professionals to share their talents, craft, and insights with our school and the community.

Our co-production series give students unique opportunities to work with professionals in performances and master classes. Additional Studio events include a variety of films, lectures, and presentations of interest to the community.

Dance Performances

Please join us for Sage Hill's fall dance concert, Humanity: Poetry in Motion, November 18-19 in the Studio at Sage Hill. The dance ensemble, Synergy, will be performing passionate dance works inspired by poetry and humanity.

Performances times:
  • Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, Nov.19 at 7:00 PM 
Invited Dress Rehearsal:
  • Thursday,  Nov. 17 at 4:30 PM 
The choreography was created by Sage Hill students, Sage Hill dance instructor Noelle Robinson, and guest choreographer Anthony Aceves. Mr. Aceves not only choreographed a piece for the ensemble, but he is also joining the dancers on stage for his debut performance at Sage Hill School. His credits include commercials for Ultimate Band for Nintendo DS and Wii, ABC’s A Christmas Parade, and the film, Broadway 4D, starring Hugh Jackman and Christina Aguilera. There is no charge for admission.
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